Consumer product recall

Viceroy Full (Viceroy Original), Regular Size, 20 cigarettes recalled due to Fire Hazard

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Summary

Product
Viceroy Full (Viceroy Original), Regular Size, 20 cigarettes
Issue
Consumer products - Fire hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled products and contact the distributor, Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited, to return the product for a replacement product.

Affected products

This recall involves Viceroy Full (Viceroy Original), Regular Size, 20 cigarettes. The following provides information on the UPCs and traceability codes for the specific recalled products in their individual packages and cartons. The traceability code for the individual cigarette packages is located on the bottom of the individual pack and carton. The UPC code is located on the side of the individual cigarette package and on the side of the carton.

Only the products identified below are included in this product recall

Product type

Province of distribution

Traceability code

UPC

Individual package

Quebec

393226 ## CA

059300021888

Individual package

Quebec

423526 ## CA

059300021888

Individual package

British Columbia

393226 ## CA

059300021888

Individual package

British Columbia

423526 ## CA

059300021888

Individual package

Ontario

393226 ## CA

059300021888

Carton

British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec

3930 26

059300521883

Carton

British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec

4230 26

059300521883

Issue

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined the recalled cigarettes do not meet the performance standards required by the Cigarette Ignition Propensity (Consumer Products) Regulations under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.

The Cigarette Ignition Propensity (Consumer Products) Regulations require that when tested, all cigarettes manufactured in or imported into Canada must burn their full length no more than 25% of the time. Cigarettes that do not meet the performance requirements pose an increased fire hazard. Cigarettes that are dropped onto furniture, bedding or other textile products may cause a fire to start.

As of May 10, 2022, the company has received no reports of incidents and no reports of injuries in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and contact the distributor, Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited, to return the product for a replacement product.

For more information, consumers can contact Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited in their official language of choice (French or English) by telephone 1-800-932-9326, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET or visit the company website to file a complaint.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 256,500 packages of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from September 2021 to March 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in Mexico

Details
Original published date: 2022-05-19
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer product - Vaping and tobacco products
Companies

Distributor

Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited

Montreal, Quebec

Canada

Manufacturer

British American Tobacco Mexico, S.A. DE C.V.

Mexico

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-64181